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Will Costa Mesa go to Districting System?

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The Sunday edition of the Daily Pilot raises the issue that changing the way Costa Mesa elects its city council might have a profound impact on the city’s growing Latino population.  There’s support growing to have the city move towards districting to ensure greater Latino representation on the city council and that is sure to…

Spoiler Alert on the OJ’s Paul Lucas Story

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After reading Parts I and II of Vern Nelson’s epic “Paul Lucas is Our Hero” series, I wasn’t sure if I was reading a political blog or watching a drama on the Hallmark Channel.  Nelson’s posts paint a story of good vs. evil, or right vs. wrong, of justice vs. injustice, and promises a happy…

Democrat files for Congress in CD-45

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Drew Leavens is running for Congress in CD-45 and it’s a bit confusing as he was supposed to be challenging Darryl Issa in CD-49. Leavens, an active Democrat and therapist by profession, will run for John Campbell’s Congressional seat (CA 45).

OC Register’s Narrow-minded Look at the 2009 Stimulus

President Obama- Costa Mesa 3/16/09

The Orange County Register has published another one of its narrow-minded looks at the effect of the 2009 stimulus on its fifth anniversary. Most of the spending measures in the stimulus bill have expired, but the point is that it did what it was supposed to do. For Republicans to simply say “the economy is still bad, so the stimulus was a failure” is a cheap misdirection.

The Los Angeles Angels of Tustin?

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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that that Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno has met with officials from the City of Tustin about building a baseball stadium in the city.  The new stadium, built on undeveloped land between Tustin and Irvine between Jamboree and Red Hill Avenue, would be accessible from the 5, 55 and…